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Moving from PA to Project Administrator

Arras People

Becoming a Project Administrator if you are currently working as a PA (Personal Assistant) is not as big a leap as you might think.

Is Facebook Good For You?


Do you sometimes feel like the time is leaking through your fingers? That you should’ve done much more throughout the day but you didn’t and now you have no idea how this happened. One of the most likely answers is – distractions.

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Why Our Project Management Tools Don’t Matter

The Digital Project Manager

As project managers, it’s easy to fall in love with one tool and let it define the way we manage projects. Perhaps in the rush. The post Why Our Project Management Tools Don’t Matter appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

7 Must Read Books on Stakeholder Management

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, 7 Must Read Books on Stakeholder Management , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. There are thousands of project management books, many of which focus on the difficult issues of managing stakeholders. Here are some of the best.

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Task Management For Project Managers

How can project planning that stretches over months or years remain relevant and account for new ad-hoc activities that arrive every day?

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Tool Review: Synergist

The Digital Project Manager

Looking for one agency project management tool to rule them all? Synergist is a uniquely complete agency project management and job costing solution that works. The post Tool Review: Synergist appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Promoted Reviews Tools

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10 Steps to a Kickass Project Kickoff: A Checklist for Project Managers


With the start of fall and a new football season, we can’t help but notice the similarities between kicking off football and kicking off new projects. The contracts have been signed, hands shaken, and you’re now officially hired to lead a new project. Get ready to roll up your sleeves — now the real work begins! . Similarly to football, the success of a good project is determined by a productive kickoff meeting. Setting the right tone from the get-go can make or break your project.

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The Project Manager’s Little Book of Cheats [Book Review]

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, The Project Manager’s Little Book of Cheats [Book Review] , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. There’s no such thing as cheating in project management,” writes Beth Spriggs , “but if there were it would be this book.”. I’ve covered it in sticky notes.

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Lessons from My Winding Path to Project Management


When you query a group of second graders about what they want to be when they grow up, they’ll say an astronaut, doctor, firefighter, scientist or some other cool job.

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Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This eBook describes the process of managing the project budget and its associated costs.

Why PMPs Should Actually Read the PMBOK 6th Edition

Project Risk Coach

Four Reasons to Read the PMBOK 6th Edition The Project Management Institute (PMI) released the PMBOK 6 th Edition on September 6 th , 2017. Some certified project managers may respond with, “Ho-hum. I’m glad I got my certification behind me.”

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Good Reason to Have Lots of Bad Ideas

Herding Cats

There is a column in the August 24th issue of Nature speaking about have bad ideas that turn into good ideas. The column was directed to the scientist, and how science is all about sorting the wheat from the chaff. . The column starts with Pauling's principle of electroneutrality stating each atom in a stable substance has a charge close to zero. But goes on to mention another principle of Linus Pauling.

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How to Handle an Under-Performing Project Team Member

Arras People

Often when asked to manage a project you can be given an eclectic mix of personalities and be expected to mould them into an effective team.

TimeCamp’s New Tool Is Here – RemoteCamp!


We are happy to announce that we created a new, sister tool of TimeCamp – RemoteCamp! Follow our today’s post and learn the great features of the app. What is RemoteCamp? RemoteCamp is a tool which tracks work hours of remote workers. It’s a tool based on TimeCamp’s functions.

2017 14

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

These FREE most popular templates will help you perform your role more efficiently.

Communications Tools: The Project Banner

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, Communications Tools: The Project Banner , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. If you’d asked me a month or so ago if I’d ever have used a roller banner for my project comms I would have said I didn’t have budget for that kind of thing. A project banner for the staff canteen?

6 Things You Can Do to Keep Challenging Personalities in Check


It doesn’t matter what field you operate in, as soon as you bring in creative experts the potential for both personality and technical conflict increases.

Building the "Perfect" Schedule

Herding Cats

I'm working on a presentation and discussion for the Joint Space Cost Council that is happening in September. Our topic is about the integration of multiple IPT (Integrated Product Teams) and how to coordinate all the work into an Integrated Master Schedule.

10 Ways to Write About Your Project Management Career History in Your CV

Arras People

So you’ve written your amazing introductory profile and got your key achievements just right. Now it’s time to focus on the real weighty part of the CV – your career history. So what’s the best way to tackle this?

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How to manage projects within a fragmented workforce

Five Best Roundups On The Topic of Productivity!


Today something from the same category – Productivity. However, the topic is quite different, and we believe it may really interest you. Presenting – Five Best Roundups on the topic of Productivity.

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Project manager interview questions you should be prepared for

Resource Guru

I’m no stranger to project manager job interviews. Between full-time job searching years ago and chats with agency owners for contract work now, I’ve had my fair share of discussions about my experience, work style, philosophy, and project history over my career.

How to create a strong team identity during kick-off

Susanne Madsen

​Project kick offs are often talked about as a single event – or meeting – where the project manager introduces the team to the project, walks them through the project background and ensures that everyone is on the same page regarding expectations, deliverables and responsibilities.

The Seven Deadly Sins of Project Management

Herding Cats

Mike Cohn, one of my favorite blogger and author, made a post awhile back about Agile and the Seven Deadly Sins of Project Management. With some posts this week on tweeter about not needed project management or estimates to be the market leader (without says the market leader in what market), I thought it'd be good to revisit Mike's original post. You don’t need agile to avoid the seven deadly sins of pm from Glen Alleman. Related articles.

Project Management Processes - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This free eBook will help you to identify the appropriate project management process to apply at any point in your own project.

Finding Project Management Freelance Work

Arras People

Hi there. I wonder if we could talk about modes of finding freelance projects as I have previously only worked through employment agencies and find that they do not really negotiate the best rate for me.

Selling Seychelles by the Seashore


Learn how Sustainable and Responsible Investing (SRI) can launch important projects and perhaps save island nations from rising sea levels and increasingly intense storms.

Getting Your Team to Use LiquidPlanner: Sell Benefits, Not Features


Congratulations–you’re the proud owner of a new project management tool. You made it through the evaluation process, the trials, the executive sign-off. But your greatest challenge still lies ahead: convincing your team to actually use (and perhaps even enjoy) this new tool.

Project management: 7 steps to on-time, on-budget, goal-based delivery

Moira Alexander

According to Project Management Institute’s 2017 “ Pulse of the Profession ” global survey, organizations are wasting $97 million for every $1 billion invested due to poor project performance. Yes, that’s a 20 percent decline from the previous year’s survey, but the truth is, projects still fail at a staggering rate. What are the primary high-level reasons for project failures?

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Project Manager's Guide to Getting Things Done

9 tips on how to manage your team’s workload.

The PMO and Sponsors

Arras People

I’ve just read a great article on Linkedin about sponsors by Terry Doerscher (he’s the author of the fab Taming Change book). There’s going to be a series of posts – all about how there needs to be more focus on project sponsors and how they do their job.

Experts Who Help You Improve Your Productivity!


Whether we are new in the business or already have our own startup or business.

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Herding Cats

Governance is about decision rights. Notions of self-organizing teams, self-direction, self-management need to be established inside a governance framework. When you hear about any process where management is NOT involved, ask first who's money are they spending

Is the Classic Triple Constraint in Project Management Still Relevant?

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, Is the Classic Triple Constraint in Project Management Still Relevant? first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. This is a guest post by Michelle Symonds. Michelle Symonds.

Secrets of an Elite Project Manager

Fast track your way to the top by learning the secrets of the trade from three top project management experts.